Monday, 23 April 2012

Burnham on Sea 14th April

We were staying in a Haven Caravan Park by the River Brue (Other Caravan Parks are Available!) so decided to wander around the park as it has 2 lakes and then go for a walk out onto the beach and along the river.
The park grounds around the lakes are nice and quiet (apart from the Canada Geese, belting it out!) with lots of fishing going on. The bird life on the water is limited to Mallard, Canada Geese, Coots and quite a few pairs of nesting Great Crested Grebe,
Other park residents were the Gulls, (Common, Herring & Lesser Black Back) which particularly liked to run along the caravan roof in the morning, just in case we weren't already awake.

The park perimeter (trees and bushes) provided quite a range of small birds, Greenfinch, Blue & Great Tit, Blackcap, Goldfinch, Wren, Starling, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Magpie and of course Woodpigeon.

We then ventured out of the park onto the beach, of course the tide was way out as it always seems to be whenever we are on the coast down here, the only bird visible was a solitary Redshank, so we carried on along the river where we added a couple of Oystercatchers, before finding the Redshank's mates!
We carried on along the river, only adding some Pied Wagtail, so we diverted into Apex Park and picked up some Greylag, but the star of the show was a Hobby that flew straight over our heads as we were heading back.

So that was day 1, more walking than bird watching!

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